Mikko Manner has been appointed the firm-wide Managing Partner of the Nordic law firm Roschier. Manner begins his term on 1 June 2019 and succeeds Fredrik Rydin, who has been elected the Chair of the Board.
Mikko Manner's appointment to Managing Partner shows continuity and underlines Roschier's one-firm strategy. He has been part of the management and led Roschier's operations in Finland since 2016. In his new role he will maintain Roschier's long tradition of having a practicing managing partner who actively engages in client work. Manner advises on a broad range of strategic, transactional and contentious matters in intellectual property-intensive industries.
“Appointing Mikko as Managing Partner of Roschier is an acknowledgement of his excellent contribution in the firm's management. Mikko is a driven business strategist and people leader, and as an advisor, he has a proven ability to inspire our teams to deliver stellar service and experience to our clients,” says Fredrik Rydin, the current Managing Partner of Roschier.
“Having the trust of the firm is humbling and taking on the role of Managing Partner in a firm such as Roschier is a great responsibility. Like in many other industries, the market leaders in the legal industry must constantly adapt to an increasingly global, fast-paced and digital world. In this environment, delivering value to our clients requires us to continuously work together to identify opportunities and navigate the regulatory and business landscape they operate in,” Manner says.
Fredrik Rydin to succeed Rainer Hilli as Chair of the Board
In connection with the handover of the managing partner role to Mikko Manner, Fredrik Rydin has been appointed Roschier’s new Chair of the Board as of 1 June. Rydin began his three-year term as Managing Partner 2016. He succeeds Rainer Hilli in this role.
"I wish to thank Fredrik for the past three years during which he successfully has led the firm towards an established market position as one of the top firms in the Nordics. Fredrik’s inclusive leadership and strong client focus has set the ground for the firm’s continued growth. As Fredrik takes on the chair of the board I will return to focus on client work and development of the firm's IP & Life Sciences practices", says Hilli.
In addition to the above appointments, Partner Pontus Enquist has been appointed as Head of the Stockholm office and Partner Gisela Knuts as Head of the Helsinki office to Roschier's Management Team. Both appointments are effective on 1 June. COO Mia Eklundh, CFO Sini Mattila, CMO Malin Pettersson, CDO Jan Willamo and CTO Anna Wranne will continue on the Management Team.